堂區簡史

Chronological Time Table of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish
圣汤玛斯教堂大事编年表
曹伟神父编译

May 31, 1960
His Eminence Cardinal James Francis McIntyre established St.Thomas Aquinas Parish.
James Francis McIntyre 枢机主教阁下成立圣汤玛斯阿奎那堂区。

July 1961
A machine shop located at 1100 S Atlantic Blvd, is leased as temporary housing for parish masses.
租用座落在南大西洋大街1100号的一个机器修理厂作为教堂弥撒的临时用房。

Sept 10, 1961
First Mass celebrated by Fr. Maurice Evans. 25 families attended with knee pads and folding chairs.
由Maurice Evans神父举行首台弥撒25个家庭带着跪垫和折叠椅参加。

May 1962
Groundbreaking for St. Thomas Aquinas Church and other parish buildings.
开土动工建筑圣汤玛斯教堂和堂区建筑。

February 3, 1963
First Mass is celebrated at the NEW St.Thomas Aquinas Church.
在新的圣汤玛斯阿奎那教堂奉献第一台弥撒。

August 1963
Church, school, other parish buildings ready for occupancy.
堂区和学校以及堂区建筑完工准备入住。

Sept. 10, 1963
First day of school. Grades 1-4 (200 students) taught by Sisters of St.Joseph of Newark.
学校开学第一天,由纽瓦克市圣若瑟的修女们教授1-4年级的200个学生。

June 1975
Fr. Brian Cavanagh appointed Parish Administrator; Pastor (1979)
Brian Cavanagh神父被任命为堂区主任司铎。

1979
Fr. Brian Cavanagh established First Parish Council.
Fr. Michael Morahan, an Irish Jesuit, served at STA yearly from January to June.
Brian Cavanagh神父组建第一个堂区委员会。
爱尔兰耶稣会士 Michael Morahan神父从本年1月到6月服务汤玛斯堂区。

March 1980
Fr. Norman Supancheck in residence introduced the Spanish Mass.
Norman Supancheck神父入住并引进西班牙语弥撒。

June 1980
Fr. Brian Cavanagh formulated & implemented “Call to Prayer Program” in English & Spanish.
Brian Cavanagh神父出台和执行英文与西班牙语的“蒙召去祈祷的项目”。

1981
Sr. Ellen Muldoon, Sisters of St. Columban, expanded the ministry to the sick.
Ellen Muldoon修女和高隆邦会的修女们开展病人福传。

The Chinese Catholic pastoral ministry and a Sunday Mass in Mandarin were begun in 1981 at St Stephen Martyr Church. This ministry was later formally transferred to nearby St.Thomas Aquinas Church in Monterey Park at the request of the Archdiocese.
中国人的天主教牧灵工作和周日普通话弥撒在圣司德望教堂开始于1981年,此后这项传教工作应教区的要求,公开迁到蒙特利公园市的圣托马斯阿奎那教堂。

1982
Fr. Brian Cavanagh formed a group of Eucharistic ministers and lectors.
Brian Cavanagh神父成立圣体圣血组和读经班。

November 1982
Fr. Armando Palma, in residence, introduced “Flores de Mayo,” children’s choir and Las Posadas.
Armando Palma神父入住,引进“圣母月”儿童歌咏团和西班牙拉斯波萨达斯传统节日。

May 12, 1985
His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Manning presided at the 25th anniversary mass: 750 registered families.
Timothy Manning枢机主教阁下主持堂区成立25周年纪念弥撒,750个家庭注册登记。

1991
Our beloved Fr. Maurice Evans passed away.
可敬的Maurice Evans神父逝世。

January 1992
Fr. Peter Ling, in residence, started the Chinese Mass on a regular basis. Our beloved Fr. Michael Morahan passed away.
林平华神父居住并开始中文弥撒成为常规。可敬的Michael Morahan神父逝世。

December 1993
Parish notified of proposal for a center for Chinese evangelization directed by Fr. Delos Humphrey.
堂区提议通告作为华人福传的中心,由Delos Humphrey神父指导。

March 1, 1994
His Eminence Cardinal Roger Mahoney established a Chinese Catholic Mission to increase Chinese evangelization.
Roger Mahoney枢机主教阁下建立华人天主教中心以增进华人的福传。

September 1994
Fr. Delos Humphrey replaced Fr. Brian Cavanagh.
Delos Humphrey神父接替Brian Cavanagh神父。

1994
Fr. Luis Garcia formed Our Lady of Guadalupe Society.
Luis Garcia神父建立瓜达鲁佩圣母社团。

1995
Fr. Ed Dover and Fr. Gabriel Lui were assigned as a team to minister to the parishioners.
Ed Dover神父和吕吾三神父一起作为小组被指派负责服务堂区教友。

October 1, 2000
In honor of the 120 Chinese martyrs, 120 rose bushes were planted in their memory.
Fr. Larry Estrada assigned as Pastor of the twin parishes, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Stephen Martyr.
为纪念中国120位殉道圣人,种植120株玫瑰以示纪念。
Larry Estrada神父被任命为圣汤玛斯阿奎那教堂和殉道者斯德望教堂的主任司铎

2001
Fr. John Montejano appointed Administrator Pro Tem.
John Montejano神父被任命为临时负责人。

2002
Fr. John Higgins appointed Administrator Pro Tem.
School celebrated 40th anniversary
John Higgins神父被任命为临时负责人。堂区小学庆祝成立40周年。

2003
Fr. Gabriel Lui appointed Administrator Pro Tem Pastor (2005).
吕吾三神父被任命为堂区临时主任司铎负责人。

2004
Parish celebrated Fr. Gabriel Lui 25th anniversary of ordination.
堂区庆祝吕吾三神父晋铎银庆25周年。

2010
Formation of the Capital Campaign Committee.
成立首席活动委员会。

July 1, 2011
Fr. Gabriel Lui completed Pastorship.
Fr. John Kyebasuuta- New Administrator and Fr.Jay Wu, Associate Pastor
吕吾三神父结束主任司铎任期,John Kebasuuta神父负责接任,伍国超神父任副本堂。

October 9, 2011
Parish celebrated its Golden Jubilee.
堂区庆祝成立五十周年纪念金庆。

July 1,2016
Fr.Jay Wu, completed Associate Pastorship.
伍国超神父结束副本堂职务。

July 27,2016
Fr. Peter Wei Cao from Bei Jing Archdiocese of China assigned at St.Thomas Aquinas Church of Los Angeles Archdiocese as Associate Pastor.
曹伟神父由中国北京总教区赴任洛杉矶总教区圣汤玛斯教堂副本堂。

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